I am currently working with a client in Atlanta who purchased a 1998 home that was in a great neighborhood, but needed some serious updating. One of the first projects we did was to redesign their 2 fireplaces. I am getting a lot of requests for redesigning fireplaces when I am redesigning living rooms and family rooms.
Do you need to rethink your fireplace?
So many of my clients have purchased homes that may have outdated fireplace surrounds or they have lived with the colonial red brick style surround for many years and want to change it out.
Solution #1: Tear out the old surround (Most popular request)
For this project below, we tore out the the brick surround, removed the mantle, and installed a slate stacked stone to update the room. We also repainted all the oak bookcases and wall paneling white. Completely new look! $$
For the Farmhouse kitchen fireplace, we had to rebuild it to add a recessed television area. The chimney flue needed a right angle to accommodate the television. Very expensive.$$$
Solution #2: Repaint the fireplace(DIY project)
This is a project anyone who enjoys painting can do. I did this for my son's home because they dislike red brick fireplaces but couldn't afford to demolish the brick and replace it. I did a faux lime wash finish by ragging on white paint but still exposed the brick to give it character. Then I repainted the mantle. $
What do you think of these transformations?
Are you rethinking your fireplace too!
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Robin LaMonte is the acclaimed interior designer behind her company, Rooms Revamped Interior Design based in Atlanta, Ga.
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